A mass shooting in the US state of Texas has claimed the lives of atleast 21 people including 19 4th grade children and two teachers.
The Texas mass shooting was carried out by an 18 year old who stormed the elementary school armed with two assault rifles.
The suspect was gunned down by security personnel despatched at the scene.
The shooter identified as Salvador Ramos also killed his grandmother before heading to the elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.
Speaking to the press after the incident, president Joe Boden condoled with the families of the departed.
This latest incident just adds a huge number to what has now been described as the most American thing, mass shooting.
Ten days ago, a lone shooter attacked and shot dead 10 people at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York in what was evidently a racially motivated attack on African-Americans.
The shooter injured three other people during the incident and further livestreamed the shooting on Twitch.
The Uvalde incident has re-ignited the debate on gun control and the 2nd amendment in the US.
In the law, gun ownership is heavily protected and lobby group NRA spends millions of dollars in donor funds to protect the right to own a gun.
US senator Chris Murphy took to the floor of the senate to furiously lash out at senators for not acting to prevent these shooting.
“Why are you here?!”
A furious Sen. Chris Murphy demanded answers from senators following Texas school shooting.
“Why do you spend all this time running for the United States Senate…if your answer, is as the slaughter increases, as our kids run for their lives—we do nothing?” said Murphy.
There has been a total of 212 mass shooting in just 144 days in the US according to Gun Violence Archive.
The nonprofit organisation highlights gun related mass shootings and defines mass shooting as incidences where four or more people are shot, excluding the shooter.
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